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I'm running btrfs in Kubuntu 12.04 with SSD's. My boot partition is ext2, but my home and root partitions are btrfs.

I'm very interested in using the snapper tool (from OpenSuse). I just learned that it is possible to install snapper on debian systems. See here:

http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?p=8866#p8866 (I'll paste the post below)

My question is about compatibility. I want to know if snapper is expected to work properly with btrfs on (K)ubuntu 12.04. Here are some details of my system:

$ dpkg -s btrfs-tools
Package: btrfs-tools
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers 
Architecture: amd64
Version: 0.20~git20130620~f00dd83-0daily13~precise1
$ uname -r
3.2.0-48-generic

Disc layout:

btrfs /dev/sda2        58G   30G   26G  54% / (SSD)
btrfs /dev/sdb1       477G  338G  138G  72% /home (SSD)
ext2 /dev/sda1       1.8G  664M  1.1G  39% /boot

Snapper installation steps:

sudo -s
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/Debian_7.0/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/snapper.list
apt-get update
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/Debian_7.0/Release.key
apt-key add - < Release.key
apt-get update
apt-get install snapper

P.S. I'm also curious whether this tool would be compatible with snapper and my other tools:

apt-btrfs-snapshot - Automatically create snapshot on apt operations

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I didn't know it was possible to run snapper on Ubuntu 12.10!!! I tried hard and failed. It also means, that someone did manage to compile it. Wow! –  Adam Ryczkowski Jul 5 '13 at 7:56
    
@Rinzwind - I assume it would not care about the DE. What made you ask? –  MountainX Jul 5 '13 at 16:14
    
@AdamRyczkowski - thanks for your feedback. That doesn't sound positive, however. Can you elaborate on the failure to run? –  MountainX Jul 5 '13 at 16:15
    
See this: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/73804/… –  Adam Ryczkowski Jul 6 '13 at 11:04
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@AdamRyczkowski I'm interested in that too. For now, in the absence of a btrfs solution, I am using storeBackup for that storeBackup.org. –  MountainX Jul 8 '13 at 7:09
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